Gender, Equality, Disability & Social Inclusion (GEDSI) and Governance Lead


Abt Associates

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:10+ years
  • Organisation type:Consultancy
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:17/12/2023
  • Location:Papua New Guinea
Disability rights Gender equality and Social inclusion (GESI)
GEDSI Technical Advisory Program Support
  • Demonstrate a visible and systematic commitment to achieving gender equality at Abt and within National and Sub-national Government. 
  • Demonstrate progress toward achieving agreed gender equality performance objectives.
  • Develop Abt and Government processes to facilitate good practice regarding gender equality and disability inclusion and include these as part of the Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Strategy. 
  • Support GEDSI within program implementation by:
  • Act as a key member of the PIE Executive Leadership team. 

Gender Equity & Social Inclusion:
  • Support the NDoE and DHERST Co-Chairs and ensure secretariat services to the PIE GEDSI Technical Working Group. 
  • Attend and contribute to sub-national steering committee meetings, the PIE Joint Steering Committee meeting and other relevant technical working groups as required. 
  • Implement the GEDSI Strategy, ensuring alignment with relevant Government of Papua New Guinea and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) policy documents.
  • Manage the GEDSI and Safeguarding coordinator to operationalise the overarching GEDSI Strategy.

  • Attend NDoE and Program governance meetings as required.
  • Act as a focal point for AQEFA within the School Grants Division.
  • Provide oversight for the receipt of AQEFA acquittals to ensure alignment to GTFS policy, processes and public financial management rules.
  • Support NDoE analysis and monitoring of the AQEFA account, disbursements, monthly financial statements, and summary quarterly reports. 
  • Design and disseminate communication products and regular updates on AQEFA lessons learned, trends, adaptations, results etc.

About You 

For applications to be considered, a response to the key selection criteria below must be provided
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related fields or disciplines such as education related international development, gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI), monitoring and evaluation, project management or public policy. 
  • Ten plus experience in international development, humanitarian or education-sector programs is required. PNG or Pacific experience is highly desirable. 
  • A demonstrated understanding of GEDSI and safeguarding and how to apply best fit practices for contextually appropriate education development programming. 
  • Experience in broad coordination and facilitation internally and capacity building to internal and external stakeholders in GEDSI.
  • Familiarity with organisation-wide aid management and quality assurance systems.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills including the preparation of reports, briefs and policy analysis for a government and key stakeholder audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and relationship management skills with proven results in working with senior leaders, external stakeholders and officials to achieve outcomes.

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